A learning community committed to discovering and developing individual potential, preparing each student for success in college and life.
Located in Wilmington, NC, Cape Fear Academy is southeastern North Carolina’s premier PK3-12 independent school. A learning community of about 670 students and 100+ faculty and staff members, CFA is guided by the mission of discovering and developing individual potential. To accomplish this goal, CFA offers students an impressive array of opportunities in academics, the visual and performing arts, and athletics. Our 27-acre campus has state-of-the-art facilities that provide a rich and inspiring physical environment for students to explore and develop their passions. More important, CFA boasts a committed faculty and staff who live the school’s mission in their daily interactions with students.
Teachers at Cape Fear Academy deliver high quality instruction that emphasizes critical thinking, written and oral communication, and collaboration in a technology-rich environment. CFA’s academic curriculum, recorded in an online mapping system, establishes clear, coordinated goals for each course and grade level while still allowing teachers the freedom to be creative and innovative in their instructional choices. Academic departments in grades 6-12 foster collaborative decisions about curriculum, materials, and departmental goals. This high level of collegiality as well as support for continuous professional development make CFA an ideal place to grow professionally.
All members of the CFA community are familiar with and expected to uphold and foster the core values of respect, integrity, resilience, and accountability. These core values are the cornerstone for a newly-developed leadership program that empowers students to develop leadership skills, enabling them to go further in school and in life.
Lower School Teacher-Third Grade
Set high academic expectations for every student and challenge each student to find success.
Differentiate as standard practice (small group and one-on-one)
Utilize fluid groupings
Provide learning experiences and programs that challenge every child
Employ varied instructional methods that challenge students to analyze, evaluate, synthesize, problem-solve, think creatively, and create.
Facilitate activities, assignments, projects that encourage high-level thinking (Blooms Taxonomy)
Use cooperative learning strategies regularly
Develop a learning environment that encourages students to engage, respond, and collaborate, as well as question and probe for deeper understanding.
Create classrooms that are warm and inviting, arranged to optimize learning and encourage interaction
Arrange classroom displays to highlight children’s work
Arrange classroom materials, supplies, and technology to be easily accessible to all students
Consistently set a positive and supportive tone in the classroom, with fellow faculty members, and in the larger CFA community.
Ensure that every student feels known and appreciated
Create a positive classroom culture with the consistent use of agreed upon classroom management programs and guidelines
Communicate regularly with parents regarding their children’s progress
Faculty represent and support CFA positively in the community
Model integrity, respect, and accountability in daily behaviors and expect the same of students.
Exercise the highest degree of integrity and respect in the treatment of colleagues, students and their parents.
Protect the confidential academic and personal information regarding students and families
Successfully manage and, when necessary, correct student behavior in a fair, consistent, and predictable manner.
Assess student learning through varied methods, offering worthwhile and meaningful opportunities for students to demonstrate learning.
Utilize assessments that are varied and valid
Ensure that assessments connect with students and engage them in a genuine learning process
Assess student learning regularly to inform instructional decisions and provide frequent feedback to students on the learning process.
Use assessments to inform instruction
Share regular communication with parents to develop positive home/school connection
Encourage students to discover interests and develop passions within each discipline.
Actively seek out and encourage student’s individual affinities
Model passion in learning
Demonstrate sustained passion for and growth in your profession by regularly engaging in professional development.
Participate in professional development opportunities offered at CFA
Pursue professional development opportunities
Seek out and share best practices with colleagues
Be willing to loop to 4th grade in the 2022-2023 school year, as determined by the LS Division Director.
Teacher should be experienced and knowledgeable in elementary education. Teacher should have an interest in and ability to contribute to extracurricular activities.
About Cape Fear Academy
CFA is a traditional, non-sectarian day school in Wilmington, NC, that emphasizes student-centered learning across academic disciplines. For more information, visit www.capefearacademy.org